Triangle Community Foundation believes in the impact and effort of the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, and invests funding and research in the local collaborations in each of our counties to assist their participation and their ability to provide the services necessary to our community’s children.

The Campaign mobilizes coalitions of nonprofits, parents, business leaders, government agencies, congregations, foundations, and others to remove barriers, expand opportunities, collaborate, and align efforts to ensure that children can read on grade-level by the end of third grade. The Campaign promotes school readiness, summer learning, and attendance, with a focus on engaging families. We will provide over half a million dollars in total  funding to the collaborations in Chatham, Durham, Orange, and Wake counties (Bull City READS, Chatham READS, Orange County Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, and WAKE Up and Read) over the next three years, and are excited to  work together towards success for our children.

Collaborating with Other Funders

As a part of our investment, the Foundation has partnered with United Way of the Greater Triangle to make a bigger difference. Through this partnership, we are leveraging resources to make a regional impact on literacy by supporting the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation, the state lead for the campaign. By working together to affect change in literacy for our students, the we are also hoping to grow support among other regionally-minded funders.


Sarah Battersby

Senior Scholarships & Education Officer
Phone 919.474.8370 ext:4015
Email [email protected]